Dewalt DWP611PK Router Kit Review

Dewalt DWP611PK Ratings

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We like about the Dewalt DWP611PK Router the fact that it is compact yet very powerful. We do not like that it doesn't come with too many accessories, as most of them actually need to be purchased separately.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

If you are looking for a compact router with a trim router table and dust port, that will help you successfully finish all your projects, then the Dewalt DWP611PK Router is exactly what you need. The compact router combo kit costs $160.99. Dewalt is definitely one of the best-rated manufacturers these days, that offers only high-quality units, that will completely satisfy customers all over the world. Therefore, if you are interested in this tool, then continue to read this review, so that you can know exactly if this is the product that will meet all your needs.

Design Particularities

The base dimensions are 4-inch standard and 4-3/8 x 5-3/4-inch plunge, the collet diameter is 1/4-inch, the plunge stroke is 2-inch, and the tool weight is 4.6 lbs fixed, and 6.2 lbs plunge. The 1/4-inch thick acrylic base has a 1-1/2-inch opening, that accommodates most trim style router bits. You will find in the base a LED lighting with clear sub-bases which will definitely provide you an optimum visibility. Thanks to the large plunge base platform, an added stability is provided, for heavier applications. Moreover, the sub-base actually accepts universal template guides. The aluminum motor housing and base construction will provide a long-term durability. Therefore, once you invest in it, you will definitely be able to use it for a very long period of time. A comfortable and secure grip is provided thanks to the over-molded rubber handles. Another wonderful thing about this tool, that you will definitely love is the fact that it operates quietly enough so that you can concentrate very well on your project. This tool also features a low-pressure and large spindle lock button, that allows for comfortable, single wrench bit changes. This kit is a compact model, that will not occupy too much space.

Technical Specifications

If you already have a router table that has feather boards and precision plates, then this router kit will be absolutely great for you. Despite its compact size, the unit is actually a quite powerful one, which it is highly recommended to use it with reasonable limits. The 1.25 HP motor delivers the power to meet some of the toughest applications. It is soft-starting, and it has a full-time electronic feedback that will maintain the motor speed through the cut. The motor can be transitioned easily and quickly as well, between fixed and plunge bases. There is also an extended sub-base that will certainly provide greater work surface contact for a highly improved user control. Thanks to the wonderful combination of a clamping mechanism and a depth ring, the motor will remain locked in position (fixed base only). The variable speed control feature enables bit speed to be optimized for changing applications. The round acrylic insert plate is already pre-drilled in order to accept the DWP611 fixed base router. Moreover, you have the possibility to install this router on any router table, just by using an insert plate that you can customize by marking and drilling as well, yourself, the mounting holes.

Accessories

This router kit comes with a soft nylon tool bag that will easily hold all the pieces in this kit, and all the accessories that you might want to purchase in the near future such as bits or guides. There are several accessories that do not come with the tool, but can be purchased separately, such as: the DNP616 dust collection adapter for a plunge base, the DNP618 Edge guide for fixed base compact routers, and the DNP615 dust collection adapter for a fixed base routers, along with a clear round base and a variety bits that can help you create different cuts.

Warranty

The manufacturer provides a 3-year limited warranty which means that if there are any defects due to the faulty materials or workmanship, the product will be repaired or even replaced, 1-year free service that will actually repair any worn parts caused by use, and 90-day money back warranty as well, so that customers all over the world can be completely satisfied. For further information, you can contact the Customer Service department. All the contact details can be found on the manufacturer’s official website.

Final Thoughts

When you have a router table, it’s important to find a router kit that will match it so you won’t have to spend more money on a new table. In cases like this one, this productwill be perfect as it comes with all the necessary accessories to enable it to fit the router table you have. It has bits and guides so you can easily attach it to the routing base and it operates smoothly so even a novice will have no problems getting the hang of it. In addition, it has an impressive 3-year warranty that provides peace of mind and worryless performance so you will enjoy the best of this great toolkit.

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